Description The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill an Accounting Technician III position.
Accounting Technician III is an experienced level paraprofessional located within the office of Departmental Financial Services (ODFS) that requires limited direction and supervision.
The Accounting Technician provides support to accounting personnel that perform technical accounting functions.
Accounting Technicians in this category require an understanding of accounting systems, standard accounting terminology, general accounting policies and procedures, and have the ability to apply accounting methodologies.
The key services provided include, but are not limited to: classify accounting transactions; reconcile bank accounts and subsidiary ledgers; generate financial statements including trial balance, balance sheets and financial statement reports; conduct analyses and provide recommendations concerning City Government and other City Agency financial and operational reporting; verify the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and documents, and determine the general ledger accounts, journals, and subsidiary accounts affected, and the debit and credit entries to be made.
Examples of Duties The Accounting Technician III performs a full range of accounting functions including but not limited to: Plans, assigns, and coordinates the work of Accounting Technicians I, II and other paraprofessional staff; Validates, monitors, controls, and maintains accounting transactions and accounting records for multiple accounts; Reconciles subsidiary ledgers to general ledgers for accounts having a variety of transactions; Researches discrepancies between ledgers and make adjustments; Reconciles detailed listings of outstanding transactions to general ledger control accounts; Receives and reviews purchase orders, contracts, and travel orders pertaining to claims and other similar documents against obligated funds; Certifies and audits all payments to assure compliance with terms; Reviews and verifies the validity of requisitions for supplies, services, printing and equipment, travel and training orders, and requests for personnel actions; Performs a variety of special assignments involving the collection, analysis, and reporting of data for budget preparation; Monitors, evaluates and verifies the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and documents, and determines the general ledger accounts, journals, and subsidiary accounts affected and the debit and credit entries to be made; Prepares encumbrances, expenditures, adjustments, billings, and other transaction documents for assigned accounts; Maintains records of transactions and current status of accounts; Reviews and analyzes journal vouchers to formal accounting records in accordance with accounting practices and procedures; Pre-audits financial documents to evaluate record completeness and ensure that proper controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; Performs various administrative functions for assigned accounts such as recording address changes and purging of records; Performs bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods; Keeps records of invoices and support documents; Computes credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents; Reconciles or notes and reports discrepancies found in records; Reconciles records of bank transactions; Arranges for debt repayment or establish repayment schedules, based on customers' financial situations; Locates and notifies customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visits to solicit payment; Transfers details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets; Records information about the financial status of customers and status of collection efforts; Reviews payments and customer accounts; Provides support to computerized systems for budget development, accounting, payroll and management information; Reviews time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies; Computes wages and deductions, and enter data into computers; Processes and issues employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions; Prepares trial balances of books; and Reviews budgets and prepares budget documents.
Minimum Qualifications Education High School graduation or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
It is preferred that the high school coursework include some basic business or business related classes, such as basic computer skills, software packages, bookkeeping, or other business related coursework.
Some positions may require an Associate's Degree or 50 college credit hours in accounting, management, finance, or related field.
A four (4) year degree with a major in Accounting, Business Administration or other related degree that included accounting course work is fully qualifying for an Accounting Technician III.
Experience Two (2) years of experience involving posting to ledger accounts, reconciling and executing adjustments, and preparing financial statements.
Accounting Technician III must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.
City Of Detroit